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About LBcruiseshipblogger

MyCruiseStories blog tells stories about adventures in cruising on ships big and small. Things to do onboard and in port. Anything connected to cruising. Also food, travel, recipes, towel animals, and the occasional random blog.

Decatur Head

Decatur Head sits on the east side of Decatur Island, connected to the main island by a gravel road and a stretch of beach, which makes it a tombolo. Its rocky hill rises about 200 feet above sea level. James … Continue reading

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Venice

Our last train ride on our pre-cruise trip through Europe before boarding the MSC Lirica went from Innsbruck to Venice via a change of train in Verona Porta Nuova. Luckily it was a long train because it was quite crowded. … Continue reading

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Summer Palace in Beijing

Excursion information from Holland America gives this history of the Summer Palace: Built during the Qing Dynasty and surrounded by grounds laid out by Emperor Qianlong as a place of retirement for his mother, this summer residence took on special … Continue reading

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Eilat, Israel Cruise Port

EILAT, ISRAEL Eilat is the southernmost city in Israel. It has a busy seaport in the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea near Jordan. Eilat is a popular resort town for both domestic and international tourists. Its beaches are … Continue reading

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Hiking Around Decatur Island

Decatur Island is one of the bigger small private islands in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. There is no ferry service, but people do not have to have their own boat to get there. The Island Transporter service brings large … Continue reading

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BnB in Moclips

Wanting to get away during the pandemic, yet stay safe from Covid, we went with local travel in a private residence and booked a weekend in an Airbnb on the coast. Sea Mist house near Moclips, Washington is half of … Continue reading

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Cruising the Suez Canal

SUEZ CANAL The Suez Canal is a 120 mile long sea level man made waterway running through Egypt between the mainland and the Sinai Peninsula. It connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. This canal enables ships to cut … Continue reading

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Weekend in Moclips

Following the current theme of social distance vacationing, which is the only sort that makes sense in the midst of a pandemic, we took a weekend getaway to the small oceanside community of Moclips, WA. The small unincorporated town has … Continue reading

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Odlin County Park

There are all sorts of marine parks in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Some are whole tiny islands, others are parks on larger islands with marine access. Some have docks, others are just accessible by kayaks or other small boats. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Cruise Ship Port

Vancouver Vancouver, Canada is referred to as Vancouver B.C. (for British Columbia), at least by Washingtonians because Washington State in the USA also has a city named Vancouver. North of Washington and west of the Canadian mainland there is also … Continue reading

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